Best Endgame Great Hammer in Elden Ring

By Jim Jones

What makes Hammers exciting to wield in Elden ring is how extremely powerful each hit on enemies with heavy shields and armors is. When unleashed with precision, you’d be able to execute heavy attack combinations and annihilate enemies effectively.

The Great Stars great hammer is one of the best in the game. It’s a spiked, rusty giant mace that’s extremely good at taking care of all kinds of enemies. This weapon can destroy shields and whoop heavily armored enemies. It can also steal enemies’ health which can particularly be effective against groups.

It would be best if you had high Strength stats to properly use the Great Stars great hammer. However, the lack of piercing damage on hammers means they might deal minor damage compared to swords. Nevertheless, you’d comfortably bludgeon your enemies to death with the right build and skills.

Great Stars – Best Endgame Great Hammer in Elden Ring

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The Great Stars Great Hammer is a good weapon for HP regen build. Each swing that hits an enemy restores your health, which makes using a multi-hit weapon art like the Prelate Charge a good deal. Its weapon skill is called Endure, a skill that compliments players that relish blocking hits during combat. With this weapon skill, you’d be able to absorb damage from an attack without getting thrown about.

You can infuse the Great stars with Ashes of War, upgrade it using Smithing Stones, and buff it up with Magic and Consumables.

Scaling: 22 strength, 12 dexterity

How to get Great Stars Great Hammer

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Getting the Great Stars Great Hammer means getting yourself to the Altus Plateau, where the hammer is found on the back of a guarded wagon. There are three ways to access the Altus Plateau. One is by taking the Grand Lift of Dectus, the second way is through the Ravine-Veiled Village, and the third route is by using a secret route.

You will need to obtain the two halves of the Dectus Medallion to get to the Altus Plateau if you want to take the Grand Lift of Decius. The medallions can be found in Fort Faroth in Dragonbarrow and Fort Haight in the Mistwood. You’d be able to use the lift in the northern section of Liurnia when you have both halves of the medallion.

Head eastwards to the capital city when you get to the Altus Plateau. The road will take you to the northern section of the area under a large broken bridge, where the Road of Iniquity Side Path Site of Grace is situated.

Just barely to the west of the Site of Grace, you will find two ogres pulling a wagon similar to the one in Limgrave. Get rid of one of the ogres to stop the wagon, and you’d find the great hammer in a chest at the back of the wagon.

Utilizing the secret route means you have to be swallowed and killed intentionally at the bottom of the Raya Lucaria waterwheel by the Iron Virgin. Towing this path will get you to Volcano Manor, where you can easily reach the Altus Plateau. Take possession of the Great Stars when you conclude the Abductor Virgins boss fight.

Best Build for Great Stars Great Hammer

It would be clever to use the Wild strike’s ashes of war on the Great star and set the attribute to heavy. You’d do colossal damage quickly with insane bleed and a pure strength build.

Diablo Style Barbarian

Class: Vagabond, Warrior, and Hero

Primary Stats:  Strength, Endurance

Secondary Stats: Vigor and Dexterity

Weapons:  Colossal Sword, Colossal Weapon, Gargoyle’s Blackblade, Dragon Greatclaw, Grafted Blade Greatsword

Talisman: Green Turtle Talisman, Erdtree’s Favor, Crimson Seed Talisman

Armor: Crucible Set, Elden Lord Set, or Any heavy or medium armor

Skills: Ash of War Warcry

Whirlwind Warrior Build

Class: Warrior

Primary Stats:  Vigor, Endurance

Secondary Stats: Dexterity and Strength

Weapons:  Starscourge Greatsword, Magma Wyrm’s Scalesword, Scimitar

Talisman: Green Turtle Talisman, Erdtree’s Favor, Crimson Seed Talisman

Armor: Bull-Goat Set, Hoslow’s Set

Talisman: Great-Jar’s Arsenal, Endtree’s Favor, Green Turtle Talisman

Skills: Ash of War Quickstep, Ash of War Storm Blade, Ash of War Sword Dance, Ash of War Spinning Slash

Conclusion

The Great Stars Great Hammer is effective against bosses. It’s one of those remarkable weapons that delete bosses with wild cold strikes as if each swing is infested with doom. Aside from the spike on the Great Stars causing blood loss, there’s the added advantage of sucking the health out of your enemies as you hit them.

It would help if you had the strength to wield it, and when you do upgrade, you’d have some terrific fun killing enemies on Elden Ring. 

For more remarkable weapons in Elden Ring, you can check out this page for the best endgame weapons in Elden ring. If you enjoy using distance to your advantage or swords are your thing, check out the best daggers and swords to know what suits your style the most.